Jessica's monthly MashUPs have been a huge hit with our fans, inspiring us all to do more with our patterns by combining them to create new looks. We're excited to announce that we have partnered with the designers to offer you a MashUP Bundle. The Bundle includes both patterns featured in our monthly post, and a Tips and Tricks Guide to help you mash your new patterns together...at an amazing price! This month's MashUP bundle features the Tallulah from Izzy & Ivy and the Huckleberry Flutter from Foo Foo Threads and can be purchased through our BundleUP site HERE. If you already have one of the patterns, you can also purchase the individual patterns at a discounted price. Buy Tallulah HERE and Huckleberry Flutter HERE. Patterns will be sold through Pattern Revolution through November 7th, 2014 with the bundle discount. After that, you can find them at regular price in the designer's shops.
When I first started mashing up patterns, swapping a bodice here to go with a different skirt there, I jokingly referred to them as Frankenstein's dress. I can guarantee these are much prettier, though, and I'm sure you'll agree! You can now expect a new MashUP feature every month, featuring yours truly, and some of the most popular PDF patterns on the market. Some months we'll have extra special things to offer you, too! Just keep it tuned here and you won't miss a beat!
Today I'm showing you the endless possibilities when you MashUP the Tallulah top and dress from Izzy & Ivy Designs and the Huckleberry Flutter Apron top and dress from Foo Foo Threads. We're lovingly calling this beauty the Tallulahberry. Or the Hucklelulah...which is a bazillion times more hilarious. I digress. Because I know you're saying, "Show me the DRESSES!!!"
First up is the Huckleberry bodice with the Tallulah skirt. I chose the least fitted of the 2 bodice options, so that I could layer it with a pretty tee when it gets cooler. I omitted the bodice ruffle and added fabric and lace to the front to feature those gorgeous butterflies! I opted for all wovens on my Tallulah skirt and I absolutely adore these sweet pockets!
The flip side is the Tallulah bodice with the Huckleberry skirt and apron. The Tallulah bodice can be done in either wovens or knits, and I chose to do knits. I went for the works when it came to the skirt and used the ruffles on both the skirt and the apron. I love trim, so I made sure I added that to the apron ruffle as well. I love that it adds that over-the-top, uber girly vibe to the dress. My girl really loved to twirl in it!
I'd like to take a minute to tell you about these amazing fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics. This line is called Emmy Grace and it's designed by the super talented Bari J. Ackerman. I love the variations of gray with teals and pinks and a hint of yellow. It's really feminine without being juvenile. The wovens are light and breezy and the knits are just yummy! I have to send out a huge THANK YOU to the wonderful ladies at Bee Quilted Beauties! They generously sent this fabric and while they might not have much of this left, they have lots of Art Gallery Fabrics and other manufacturers for you to choose from!
I had some help this time with our MashUPs and so I'm sharing some other Tallulahberrys with you! Thanks so much to Crystal and Trisha for their gorgeous versions!